Ebonyi state Governor, Chief Dave Umahi yesterday inaugurated the fifth session of the state House of Assembly and urged them not to toe the path of the Fourth Assembly which he said was the worst Assembly in the country and was characterized with corruption, cheating among other criminal tendencies.
The Governor noted that it was as a result of corrupt practices among the principal officers in the immediate past fourth Assembly that led to the lots of impeachment saga and crises witnessed in the House but warned the fifth assembly to desist from corruption and be transparent in all their transactions to avoid same incidence.
Umahi further stated that what brought the fourth Assembly into crisis was the undue interference of people outside the chamber and cautioned them to restore the past glory of the House known for its peacefulness throughout the federation.
He added that his administration would fight corruption to a standstill,no matter whose ox is gored,expressing dismay over the dwindling financial situation of the state and urged new lawmakers to join hands together with his administration to transform the state.
The inauguration of the members of the Assembly by the state governor Umahi witnessed huge turnout of eminent stakeholders of the state such that the Assembly complex was unable to accommodate those in attendance.
Note that the Ebonyi state House of Assembly is made up of 24 seats out of which 22 are currently being occupied by members of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, one Member Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, and one Labour Party, LP.


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